President Obama the "Dunkadelic Commander-in-Chief"
President Barack Obama is the first US President with an explosive move to the basket and a smooth jump-shot. He is a huge basketball fan.
The President was in Coral, Gables FL. yesterday to attend two Democratic fund-raisers at the home of former Miami Heat star center Alonzo Mourning. Joining Mourning from the Heat were 2/3 of the newly formed superstar-trio Dunkadelic Flight-361 (the new nickname for the superstar trio) Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. LeBron James the other trio member was not at the fund-raising event. Magic Johnson the Hall-of-Fame player and former super-star of the Los Angeles Lakers was in attendance.
The dream match-up for the 2011 NBA Finals would be the Miami Heat vs. the Los Angeles Lakers. The "LeBron vs. Kobe Showdown for the Crown."
President Obama told D-Wade and C-Bosh that he was happy for their union as players, but said he would be cheering for the Chicago Bulls when the Heat faced them on the court.
Obama is traveling around the United States trying to whip up enthusiasm among Democrats with polls showing Republicans are poised to pick up seats on November 2, possibly gaining control of the House and challenging Democratic command of the Senate.
"We've got a long ways to go," he said. "We can't get there without you."
With a big basketball presence in the audience, Obama used a sports metaphor to describe his predicament. He said he is a powerful player himself, but needs other like-minded position players to help him pursue his agenda.
"I'm pretty good, I'm a pretty good point guard, but I can't do it on my own," he said. "On every important issue out there I am going to need help."
A few days before of the 2010 NCAA Final Four Obama played CBS Sports analyst Clark Kellog in a game of H-O-R-S-E or what the President called P-O-T-U-S (an acronym that means President of the United States). The President has his own flavor with a game of H-O-R-S-E.
Obama has a nice corner jump-shot and even talked a little Larry Bird and Michael Jordan trash while sinking a 3-Point shot to win the game vs. Kellog.
The Washington Wizards selected point guard John Wall with the number 1 overall draft pick and there is a little buzz with the addition of him on the team. There's a good chance that there will be a President Obama sighting at the Verizon Center during the 2010-11 season.
Dunkadelic Flight-361 nickname for the Miami Heat super-star trio was created by Dunkadelic Sports Marketing in Baltimore, Maryland.